Police have arrested Chila-e-Kalan and it was revealed in a press conference. The arrest was reported from Baramulla and police says they are happy for the rare catch that was eluding them for a long time now.
Incidentally, the arrest took place in Chila-e-Kalan, the harshest 40 days of winter during which even cement avoids setting. But the arrest has nothing to do with the improved night temperature.
Chila-e-Kalan is actually a code name of a burglar, who, police said has given them many sleepless nights. Police claimed they arrested him with his three others. They recovered a lot of stolen property that values almost Rs 11 lakh.
Informed sources said the Delina police post received a complaint from Khazan Singh son of Darshan Singh and Nazir Ahmad Kuchay son of Ghulam Mohammad Kuchay resident of Singhpora, Baramulla that during the intervening night of December 10, and 11, four unknown masked persons, armed with knives and swords barged into their respective houses and held them at ransom.
The complaint further alleged that the dacoits tied the members of their families with ropes and also attempted molestation of one woman (name withheld) in one of the houses. The armed thieves looted jewellery, mobile phones and other things from both the houses. The incident had created a sense of fear and insecurity in the whole area.
On basis of the complaint, case FIRs number 222/2017 and 223/2017 under section 354, 380, 392, 458, 511 RPC were registered and the investigation started.
During the course of the investigation, a number of suspects were rounded up by the team of officers including Dy SP Hqr Ruhail Mircha, SHO Baramulla Khalid Fayaz and DO Delina Ashraf Ahmad. After strenuous efforts put forth by the investigating team, SSP Baramulla Imtiaz Ahmad said, a group gang of four persons involved in the commission of the offence were identified. They were identified as Nissar Ahmad rather @ Chilaikalan son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather, Mohammad Dilawar Dar son of Mohammad Yousuf, Basharat Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh residents of Hygam and Adil Hussain Khan son of Mohammad Maqbool Khan resident of Kalampora, Singhpora, in Baramulla.
Police said Chilaikalaan is a habitual dacoit. Many times he managed to escape after a robbery in Hygam Sopore area. “He does crime smartly and never leaves any proof against him and smart mind,” one police officer who investigated the cases said. “Locals have alleged that he takes items and money from shopkeepers but never returns and is a habitual deceiver.”
Police said the entire belt was fed up with his deeds as his gang was in action from the last three years. He was always changing locations and mobile numbers and would take his creditors and the law enforcing agencies far granted.
Once in police custody, police said, he and his gang vomited almost all the recent property he had stolen. It is worth Rs 11 lakh, they said. They also recovered some of his “weapons” too.
Nisar is a thief, a Sien-Tchour, a big thief. That is OK. But why is he Chila-e-Kalan?
The alias has an interesting genesis. He is a person who would rarely skip the warm clothing, even during the hot summer. Everyone would find him wearing a cap, Pheran, sweater, regardless of the time of the year. He would not make a difference between June and January.
Interestingly, he was not alone. He has raised his family. He lives with his family, separate from his parents, who have literally disowned him. The man is a father of two sons, both below four years of age.